Africa Great Lakes Democracy Watch
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rwandan opposition party FDU-Inkingi protests against undemocratic Rwandan elections
Rwandan opposition party FDU-Inkingi protests against undemocratic Rwandan elections.
In a press conference held in Kigali yesterday by the Foreign Affairs Minister and the General Prosecutor, the public opinion was briefed on the reasons why Ms. Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and her political party, FDU INKINGI, were denied their rights to compete the presidential elections.
According to the Rwandan government, the court proceedings will not start before some countries cooperate with the investigations. This is another proof that the false charges, the arrest and intimidation were decided before any proper investigation.
There is no doubt anymore that those are delaying tactics in order to rig the presidential elections and to thwart the opposition.
Those manoeuvres to deprive the Rwandan people of the free and fair election of their President to which they are entitled are unacceptable. It is the reason why we have decided to peacefully demonstrate today in front of the Ministry of Justice for a due, prompt and fair process and for the postponement of the presidential elections. Rwandans will never accept the legitimacy of this kind of elections masquerade.
Done on 24 June 2010